Question : What’s an imitation rhinoplasty?
Answer : They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In that case, celebrities like Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Josh Duhamel and Ben Affleck should be flattered to know that their noses are the most requested among rhinoplasty patients. While it’s not uncommon for people to emulate the styles of famous celebrities through clothing choices or hairstyles changes, surgically altering body parts in the same vein is obviously a bit more drastic and may be taking one’s love of celebrity a little too far.
A pair of Christian Louboutins or a Fendi bag may be easily incorporated into your wardrobe; however, Nicole Kidman’s nose may not suit your face quite as readily. Fashion is versatile, flexible and always changing. One article of clothing can often suit a wide range of people. Facial features, on the other hand, are much more individual. The truth is that most facial plastic surgeons could probably give you Natalie Portman’s nose, but what looks good on Natalie may not look good on you.
Rhinoplasty is a very complex surgery. As one of the most defining features of the face, it’s essential that the nose be in balance with the other facial features and enhances the overall facial appearance.
If you truly long for Emma Stone’s nose your best course of action would be to meet with an experienced and qualified facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. Bring in a picture of Emma’s nose or other noses that you find attractive and use this as a jumping off point in devising a surgical plan. Certainly pictures can help your facial plastic surgeon to understand your goals and desires for surgery but you will have to work with him and trust him to create a nose that works with your individual features and your individual face. In the end, it may not be Emma Stone’s nose but it will be the best nose for you.
Dr. Shervin Naderi is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty expert with locations in Herndon, Virginia, and Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is committed to providing his patients with beautiful, natural, fully functioning results in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and septoplasty. To learn more about rhinoplasty or to schedule a consultation, contact the Naderi Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care at (703) 481-0002 in Virginia or (301) 222-2020 in Maryland.